Tuesday, 26 May 2009

British army lists free online

Looking for an ancestor who was an officer in the British Army? If so he should appear in the Army Lists which where published starting in 1642.

The lists give more detail for more senior offices. For Lieutenants and below it's typically just name and promotion dates.

You may not find the originals easy to access, but if he served between 1778 and 1892 he may be in the free Army Lists now online through the Internet Archive (direct link to search results.) It has substantial gaps, and there seems to be no way to search for a particular year. Below is a selection that may help you get started.

A list of the officers of the army and of the corps of royal marines 1778

A List of the officers of the Army and of the Corps of Royal Marines 1826

Hart's Annual Army List, Militia List, and Imperial Yeomanry List 1840

Hart's annual army list 1845

The New Army List 1845

The East-India Register and Army List 1845

Hart's Annual Army List, Militia List, and Imperial Yeomanry List 1850

Hart's annual army list, militia list, and imperial yeomanry list 1855

THE NEW ARMY LIST AND MILITIA LIST JANUARY 1855

Hart's Annual Army List, Militia List, and Imperial Yeomanry List 1860

Hart's Annual Army List, Militia List, and Imperial Yeomanry List 1865

the new army list militia list and indian civil service list 1880

Hart's Annual Army List, Militia List, and Imperial Yeomanry List 1890

1 comment:

Jane said...

List for 1890 gives only list for 1840